The therapeutic milieu of Dragonfly is hands on, up close and personal. There are abundant opportunities to create an individualized therapeutic experience for students both inside and outside of a traditional session.
Students participate in individual and group therapy as well as family therapy during conference calls and family workshops. Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and other services are provided to students as needed by Dr. Chad Brown. Students meet with staff mentors once per week and mentors are available everyday to support the structure of Dragonfly.
Dragonfly Transitions offers three family workshops throughout the year. This is an integral part of the treatment process and provides opportunities for intensive family and group sessions.
The availability of therapeutic services and life-skills groups change quarterly and are based on the shifting needs of the community. Some examples of groups offered at Dragonfly Transitions:
Dragonfly therapists are in a unique position to affect change in the lives of our students because of the team approach and collaboration with mentors.
In addition to a Dragonfly therapist, each student is assigned a specific mentor throughout their stay at Dragonfly Transitions.
The student and mentor work closely together on the student’s individual schedule, master treatment plan and overall support in navigating the program. The mentor serves as an advocate, accountability partner, and support system for the student.
When asked what their duties are, a mentor responded, “Anything and everything.”
Important qualities of mentors include flexibility and openness according to the needs of the student and the community at any given time. Dragonfly mentors come from a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences.
When a student enrolls at Dragonfly Transitions, they are also assigned a student mentor. This is a student that has been at Dragonfly for some time and is engaged in the program in a positive manner. Student mentors provide valuable guidance and display leadership through the nitty-gritty of student community life. They introduce new students to the Klamath Falls or Ashland area and help students transition into the program.